Robin Young | May 30, 2014 | Here and Now
There once were women called the “Dress Doctors,” the product of a federal act in 1914 that funded vocational programming and a boom in home economics. They helped shape style and fashion in the U.S.
Nowadays, these women might be chemists or researchers, but they put their energies into helping women run their homes and dress with a sense of style.
Linda Przybyszewski misses them. She teaches a course called “A Nation of Slobs” at the University of Notre Dame and writes about the Dress Doctors in a new book “The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish.”